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Subject: Position at Abu Dhabi Authority for Culture and Heritage (ADACH)

Position at Abu Dhabi Authority for Culture and Heritage (ADACH)

From: Stefan Simon <simon.kdc<-at->
Date: Thursday, May 21, 2009
Building Conservation Supervisor
Abu Dhabi Authority for Culture and Heritage

The Abu Dhabi Authority for Culture and Heritage (ADACH) is the
institution in charge of conserving and promoting the culture and
heritage of Abu Dhabi. One of ADACH mission is to make Abu Dhabi the
center of culture in the region while promoting national culture and
identity as a source of pride and inspiration to the people.

ADACH is responsible for the safeguarding and conservation of the
historic buildings and archaeological sites within Abu Dhabi
Emirate. A large part of these are of earthen construction, while a
smaller number are of stone. There is also a stock of modern era
buildings representing the transition of Abu Dhabi to the post-Oil

ADACH is currently looking for a Building Conservation Supervisor

Applicants will be responsible for leading the team of building
conservators in the Conservation Department, in monitoring,
evaluating and implementing of the conservation works for historic
buildings and sites in Abu Dhabi Emirate.

The following responsibilities are required:

    Contributing to the development of the Conservation Department
    action plan in terms of building conservation.

    Supervising the implementation of the building conservation
    activities, in consultation with the Conservation Coordinator
    and Department Director.

    Coordinating the documentation, monitoring and maintenance of
    historic buildings and sites with the Department of Historic

    Leading the team of building conservators in inspecting,
    surveying and developing the database of the historical
    buildings and sites.

    Leading the team of building conservators in assessing the
    historical and architectural importance of buildings and sites
    for conservation, in collaboration with the Historic Buildings

    Supervising site works and managing the labor force for
    conservation projects.

    Supervising the preparation of presentations and reports related
    to building conservation work assisting the training of historic
    building conservators in the Department.

Skills, Qualification and Experiences required:

    Academic qualification (graduate level) in the field of heritage

    Minimum 10 years of experience in historic building
    conservation, with a particular focus on earth architecture.

    Good spoken and written English skills. Spoken Arabic skills are
    an advantage.

    Good computer skills (esp. Microsoft Office applications).

To ensure full consideration, candidates should send applications,
including resume, at least one peer supporting letter, and three
references to be contacted by June 30, 2009 to the

    Building Conservator Committee
    Attention: Ms. Ege Yildirim
    Department of Conservation
    Abu Dhabi Authority for Culture and Heritage - ADACH
    PO Box 2380
    Abu Dhabi
    +971 2 621 2192
    Fax: +971 2 621 2186

Please include 'Building Conservation Supervisor' in the subject
line. Regrettably *only* shortlisted candidates will be contacted

                  Conservation DistList Instance 23:2
                  Distributed: Thursday, May 28, 2009
                        Message Id: cdl-23-2-029
Received on Thursday, 21 May, 2009

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